Plextor Ships Dual-Interface 16x DVD Burner

Plextor Corp. announced Tuesday it has begun shipping its external 16x DVD burner with USB 2.0 and FireWire connections.

The PX-740UF DVD+/-R/RW drive is a black external drive that can burn up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2/DVD video on a single 8.5 gigabyte disk using 8X DVD+R on Double-Layer (DL) DVD media and 4X DVD-R on Dual Layer (DL) DVD media. Burst data transfer rates of 480 Mbps (USB) or 400 Mbps (Firewire) allow a user to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R disc in approximately six minutes.

The 10-in-1 DVD/CD burner supports 8X DVD+R DL, 4X DVD-R DL, and 16X DVD+/-R Writing; 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW Rewriting; and 16X max DVD-Reading; as well as high-speed 48X CD-R Writing, 32X CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X maximum CD-Reading.

It features a 2 megabyte buffer, features buffer underrun proof technology, and supports DVD+RW background format, which eliminates the need to format a DVD+RW disc manually.

The company said the drive will ship this month for US$179.00.